Estates Project and Programme Manager

London (Greater)
up to £45,000 per annum
26 Apr 2021
26 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Estates Project and Programme Manager

Contract: Permanent - Full time 36 hours & Fixed Term Contract for 24 months

Salary: up to £45,000 per annum

About Us

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited Natural History Museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

We are at a pivotal moment in our history as we launch a new strategy setting out our role as the natural world faces increasing threats. Building on our world-leading collection, global reputation for science and as one of the world’s leading visitor attractions the NHM has ambitious plans leading up to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Waterhouse Building in 2031, making this a truly exciting time to be part of the NHM team.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Capital Estates Programmes, you will manage our Estate’s contracted Facilities Management (FM) Projects team and their staff alongside wider Museum Capital Programmes.

Leading projects from initial proposal and feasibility through all subsequent project stages and up to completion, you will also manage proposals, business case/PIDS and regular progress reports. In tandem, you will maintain a resource capacity plan ensuring PM resources are appropriately resourced.

You will act as the Intelligent Client for projects across the Museum providing support on all Estates matters, particularly in relation to integration with existing infrastructure and services.

About you

This role requires a professional working knowledge of the RIBA Plan of work, to ensure consultants/contractors are producing information to the required level of detail to ensure successful project delivery.

You will have significant experience working as a project/programme manager at a senior level on Estates projects within an Architectural, Building, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering environment (Prince 2, APM, MSP or similar preferred). This will be teamed with the ability to work to tight deadlines and be responsible for preparing accurate and concise reports and documentation to assist in communicating project information to non-technical stakeholders and customers. High quality and clear presentation of written information is a key aspect of this role.

Permanent and Fixed Term Contracts available.

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

Interviews expected: 17/18 May 2021.

How to apply

To apply, please visit and upload your CV with a covering letter, which clearly outlines how you meet our person specification.

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